Shayne Wilde: A Living Treasure of Queensland

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Time Magazine today hailed Dr Arundhati Katju and Dr Menaka Guruswamy as amongst the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, the two lawyers spearheaded the historic legal battle for LGBTIQ rights in India. Their efforts finally saw Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code overturned. Section 377 Section 377, a hangover from …

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A new Gillette ad features a trans man shaving for the first time. Gillette put the ad to air on 23 May. It features Canadian Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and his father. Posting on Facebook, Samson said he wanted his father involved because of his support. In the ad, the young man discusses growing up and …

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Pauline Hanson from One Nation claimed earlier this week that a left-wing activist torched a vehicle plastered with her face. The activist who attacked the One Nation billboard truck then apparently fled into the night. However Tasmanian Fire Service investigators say a discarded cigarette probably caused the conflagration. Police said there is no evidence of …

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In this internet age, ticking multiple ‘likes’ on Facebook apparently qualifies as activism. However, not so long ago, community members risked jail and physical violence to achieve the rights we enjoy today. Shayne Wilde was one of them, writes Bill Rutkin. The scope and magnitude of her contribution to homosexual law reform and anti-discrimination legislation …

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A number of extraordinary people blessed Queensland’s rainbow communities with their presence and efforts over the years. They worked to build a sense of community, to combat unjust laws and to protect us from a plague of biblical proportion. Over the coming months, Bill Rutkin OAM will profile the remarkable individuals whose efforts benefitted us …

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After reading film reviewer Peter Gray’s recent listing of queer picks to stream for Mardi Gras, I watched Handsome Devil, one the hidden gems he discovered on Netflix. I recently bought a subscription to Netflix so I could watch Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, and since then, a number of foreign language TV serials. Some are surprisingly …

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